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The Cardinals likely won't be participating in a Barbenheimer double feature

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When asked the best way to watch Barbenheimer, the St. Louis Cardinals had varying opinions from not knowing what the reference even was to suggesting you watch all three Lord of the Rings movies instead. Jeff Jones again with the diligent reporting in this great Twitter thread (or whatever Twitter is now).

July 21, 2012: Cardinals tie franchise record with 12-run rally vs. Cubs

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On July 21, 2012, a single inning proved the difference between the Cardinals and Cubs. It just turned out to be one heck of an inning.

July 20, 2004: Albert Pujols goes 5-for-5 with three home runs in Cardinals’ comeback

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Even before Chicago Cubs left-hander Glendon Rusch threw the game’s first pitch to St. Louis Cardinals leadoff batter Tony Womack, tensions were high in Wrigley Field.

July 18, 1984: Terry Pendleton gets three hits in his MLB debut

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Terry Pendleton had to admit that as he took part in Cardinals’ batting practice prior to his first major league game, he was nervous.

July 17, 1974: Bob Gibson throws 3,000th strikeout the same day Dizzy Dean passes away

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The same day the Cardinals lost one of the best pitchers in franchise history, another claimed his 3,000th strikeout victim.

July 16, 1935: Dizzy Dean wins over the crowd as he accepts the NL MVP trophy

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On July 16, 1935, as he accepted the Sporting News 1934 National League Most Valuable Player trophy, Dizzy Dean took the opportunity to win over the fans once again following a brief controversy regarding an exhibition game in Illinois.

July 15, 1967: Bob Gibson faces three Pirates with a broken leg

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By 1967, Bob Gibson already had established himself as one of the fiercest competitors in baseball. On July 15, he cemented that reputation when he pitched to three batters with a broken leg before finally snapping the bone entirely. Less than three months later, he won the World Series MVP Award, leading the Cardinals to a seven-game World Series victory over the Red Sox.

Why the Cardinals fired Mike Matheny

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One day after the Cardinals relieved manager Mike Matheny of his managerial duties on July 14, 2018, ace pitcher Adam Wainwright compared the shakeup to Albert Pujols’ decision to sign with the Angels after the 2011 season.

July 13, 1940: Johnny Mize hits walk-off triple to complete the cycle

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The Cardinals needed every one of Johnny Mize’s four hits to beat the New York Giants 7-6 in the first game of a July 13, 1940, doubleheader at Sportsman’s Park III.

July 12, 1974: Bob Forsch throws a complete-game shutout for his first career win

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Bob Forsch wasn’t leaving his first major league win to chance.